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Dickens, Charles, 1812–1870
Oliver Twist.
Bloomsbury : The Nonesuch Press, 1937.
Scotland : R. & R. Clark, 1937.
Physical Description:
xxviii, 418, [2] pages, [25] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 26 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
PR4567 .A1 1937
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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"'Oliver Twist' was originally published as a serial in Bentley's Miscellany from February 1837 to March 1839. The story was issued in three-volume edition in 1838, 1839 and 1841. 'A New Edition, revised and corrected' was sold in ten Monthly parts in 1846. When it was republished in 1867 as a volume of the 'Charles Dickens' Edition of Dickens's Works, the Author revised the text again, and it is from that edition that the present text is taken. The page-headings added by Dickens in 1867 are printed here in the margins against the relevant passages. Cruikshank's illustrations are printed from the plates etched for the story in Bentley's Miscellany, except that on p. xvi, which is reproduced photographically from a print, the plate having been destroyed at the request of Dickens. To the illustrations made for the original edition we have added two others made in the Author's lifetime, the wood-engraving designed by Cruikshank for the Cheap Edition of 1850 and the engraved title-page by H.K. Browne (Phiz) from the Library Edition of 1858, printed here from the original steel plate."--Page V.
"This edition of Oliver Twist, part of the Nonesuch Dickens designed by Francis Meynell, is limited to 877 copies. The text has been printed in Great Britain by R. & R. Clark Ltd., in this specially-cut version of Martin's type; the illustrations have been pulled by hand from the original plates by A. Alexander and Sons; the binding is executed by the Leighton-Straker Bookbinding Co., Ltd.; and the paper was made by the Worthy Paper Company Association of West Springfield."--Colophon.
Dreyfus, J. History of the Nonesuch Press, page 240
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in publisher's original brown buckram.
Subject Terms:
Criminals -- England -- London.
English fiction -- 19th century.
London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century.
Orphans -- England -- London.
Private press books -- England -- London -- Specimens.
Private press books (Publishing) -- England -- London.
Etchings -- 1937.
Engravings -- 1937.
Meynell, Francis, 1891-1975, book designer.
Nonesuch Press, publisher.
R. & R. Clark (Firm), printer.
Leighton-Straker Bookbinding Co., binder.

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